Help with building projects and live with a Belgian-German family in beautiful Midi Pyrenees, Southwest of France



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  • Description


    Hello !

    We are looking for workawayers this year november. We would prefer somebody who has some skills int building work as we will renovate our huge kitchen, so experience in tiling etc. would be great.

    We are a belgian-german family, living here in beautiful South-West of France for many years. We have two children, twins of 19, a boy and a girl who are studying in beautiful Toulouse which gives us the nice opportunity to go quiet often to the city .

    We live in an old 17th century farmhouse in the middle of vineyards and nature. We are working in tourism, so we are very busy in the summer but we got plenty of time in the winter where we both love to go to cinema, reading, cooking, listening to music or playing piano . Bernard is also working as a Gestalttherapist.
    We offer good and healthy, mostly organic food ( Bernard is a well known chef in this region) and the joy to make new friends. We understand if you are vegetarian or need any special food but we would prefer somebody just sharing our regular daily meals.

    Last but not least if we have a choice we would prefer to find a couple or two friends as we are living in a rural spot of France. There are a lot of possibilitys to walk or bike but we are quiet far from towns. If it's just one person you would really need to appreciate being also on your own regularly.

    We look very much forward hearing from you and learn more about you and your country!
    Be sure you will be welcome in our family!
    Eva & Bernard

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be really into french life and french food. We will be pleased learning more about your culture too!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We will transform a big hotel kitchen to a family kitchen so it's quiet a bit of work. We also would like to clean out the house , including caves and attic .There may be probably some gardening or cleaning work to do . You will generally work in the mornings and the afternoons are free. There are about 4-5 hours to do per day, 5 days week. If you like to cook we would be pleased to taste your cooking . Anyway we would appreciate you to help as every family member with cooking and cleaning up after the meals and look after your room and bathroom.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own room and bathroom with internet, tv

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are really in the middle of the french countryside, the next village is 2 km away, little towns are 10 km and Toulouse or Bordeaux 1h30 drive.It is very beautiful here and there is a lot to visit, castles, middle age villages and towns, prehistoric caves but it's much easier if you have your own car. If not you should love to be also on your own, you can cycle, walk, enjoy the place. We would be happy collecting you at a nearby trainstation and you would be welcome to share possibilities of socializing and visiting.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 173748584671